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The is my first time winterizing my camper. The previous owner had antifreeze throughout the water system. Do I only need to do the piping and water heater? Is there a better way to winterize? I am putting it inside non heated storage.
 

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The is my first time winterizing my camper. The previous owner had antifreeze throughout the water system. Do I only need to do the piping and water heater? Is there a better way to winterize? I am putting it inside non heated storage.
The is my first time winterizing my camper. The previous owner had antifreeze throughout the water system. Do I only need to do the piping and water heater? Is there a better way to winterize? I am putting it inside non heated storage.
 

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Red pop in all traps including tub. Don't forget outside shower if you have one. If water heater does not have a by pass get one,that will save you 6 or 10 gallons of anti freeze. I use a compressor to blow out the lines first (20 psi) then pump the pop in. Do a search on utube .
 

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The is my first time winterizing my camper. The previous owner had antifreeze throughout the water system. Do I only need to do the piping and water heater? Is there a better way to winterize? I am putting it inside non heated storage.

I drain the hot water heater, flip the shut off value for the water to the hot water heater (its a bypass), then blow the main lines out with an air compressor.

I then put anti-freeze in all the traps and and in the grey and black tanks, and drain the fresh water tank leaving the drain open.


Putting antifreeze through the whole water system works just fine too... just more work in the spring flushing it all out.
 

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I drain the hot water heater, flip the shut off value for the water to the hot water heater (its a bypass), then blow the main lines out with an air compressor.

I then put anti-freeze in all the traps and and in the grey and black tanks, and drain the fresh water tank leaving the drain open.


Putting antifreeze through the whole water system works just fine too... just more work in the spring flushing it all out.
I do exactly the same.
 

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Watched some videos on YouTube. Seems pretty straight forward. I freak out a little bit when I hear the word "winterize", I hate paying for dumb mistakes. I couldn't find a video showing the use of compressed air. So how do you use that to blow out the lines?
 

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Watched some videos on YouTube. Seems pretty straight forward. I freak out a little bit when I hear the word "winterize", I hate paying for dumb mistakes. I couldn't find a video showing the use of compressed air. So how do you use that to blow out the lines?
You can buy an air fitting from the hardware or RV parts store .It has male threads to fit into your city water connection on your rv . Get the one that has a valve stem so you can pressurize your water lines like inflating a tire. They cost about $4.
 

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Watched some videos on YouTube. Seems pretty straight forward. I freak out a little bit when I hear the word "winterize", I hate paying for dumb mistakes. I couldn't find a video showing the use of compressed air. So how do you use that to blow out the lines?
I open all faucets and blow till no water left. Then fill traps with pink stuff.
 
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